Do you all remember the Rose City Yarn Crawl from last year? Sally designed an awesome hat (available as part of a BEAUTIFUL ebook), there were tons of prizes, and lots and lots of yarn...you remember. Well, the organizers have added a new fun feature to the 2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl, a Mystery Knit-a-long and Crochet-a-long.
How does this work, you ask? Well, you don't get to know what the final product looks like! We have seen the designs, and I promise they are both lovely shawlettes designed by Portland designers.
Presales of the pattern are available now on Ravelry, so you can choose colors and start swatching, maybe even drop a few hints about which yarns you might like to see under the tree or in your stocking. Pattern clues will begin arriving mid-January so you can start working.
You receive clues, follow the pattern, and your shawlette will grow. The clues will be timed so that you can have your piece all finished in time for the Yarn Crawl at the end of February. It sounds like there will be prizes and a chance to show off your creation at the Yarn Crawl, too.
Both projects require fingering weight yarn in two different colors, and we have been stocking up to give you plenty of choices. The designers are suggesting a semi-solid hand-dyed yarn to add depth and interest to your project.
Cheshire Cat from Frabjous Fibers would be a lovely choice, and look at all those colors. The colorway names are all Alice-centric, and the yarn is silky soft and lustrous Gorgeous. How about the red and grey together? Maybe a blue and green? Ooo, the gold and purple. So many choices.
We have also restocked the Heartwood from Bumblebirch, a local Portland dyer with great color sense. The gold and grey, pink and green, purple and grey, blue and natural...oh, man. You really need to see these in person...they are all so beautiful.
The sock wall is bursting with gorgeous choices for you. I'll keep you posted as more options arrive. Purchase your pattern, stop by the shop, and get ready to create!